Ubuntu 6.06 LTS : linux-source-2.6.15 vulnerabilities (USN-1111-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2011-2014 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2011-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description :

Dan Rosenberg discovered multiple flaws in the X.25 facilities
parsing. If a system was using X.25, a remote attacker could exploit
this to crash the system, leading to a denial of service.
(CVE-2010-4164)

Vegard Nossum discovered that memory garbage collection was not
handled correctly for active sockets. A local attacker could exploit
this to allocate all available kernel memory, leading to a denial of
service. (CVE-2010-4249)

Nelson Elhage discovered that the kernel did not correctly handle
process cleanup after triggering a recoverable kernel bug. If a local
attacker were able to trigger certain kinds of kernel bugs, they could
create a specially crafted process to gain root privileges.
(CVE-2010-4258)

Nelson Elhage discovered that Econet did not correctly handle AUN
packets over UDP. A local attacker could send specially crafted
traffic to crash the system, leading to a denial of service.
(CVE-2010-4342)

Dan Rosenberg discovered that the OSS subsystem did not handle name
termination correctly. A local attacker could exploit this crash the
system or gain root privileges. (CVE-2010-4527)

Dan Rosenberg discovered that IRDA did not correctly check the size of
buffers. On non-x86 systems, a local attacker could exploit this to
read kernel heap memory, leading to a loss of privacy. (CVE-2010-4529)

Dan Carpenter discovered that the TTPCI DVB driver did not check
certain values during an ioctl. If the dvb-ttpci module was loaded, a
local attacker could exploit this to crash the system, leading to a
denial of service, or possibly gain root privileges. (CVE-2011-0521)

Jens Kuehnel discovered that the InfiniBand driver contained a race
condition. On systems using InfiniBand, a local attacker could send
specially crafted requests to crash the system, leading to a denial of
service. (CVE-2011-0695)

Timo Warns discovered that the LDM disk partition handling code did
not correctly handle certain values. By inserting a specially crafted
disk device, a local attacker could exploit this to gain root
privileges. (CVE-2011-1017).

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true